BRITISH COLUMBIA - BRALORNE GOLD MINES of Vancouver continues the development of its Bralorne gold mine in the southwestern part of the province. Current work is focused on stoping of the Peter vein, drifting on the 51B vein and drilling on the 51B, 52 and 77 veins. The mill is currently shut down while ore is being stockpiled.
Stoping on the Peter Vein has progressed favourably. The company is awaiting further assays before reporting the ore potential of this new stope.
Drifting on the 51B vein has reached over 250 feet. One 35-foot section graded 0.313 oz/ton Au over a 5-ft width. The next 55 ft averaged 0.292 oz/ton Au, also across a 5-ft width. Two 110-ft raises were started on the 51B, with the first 40 ft of the initial raise grading 0.332 oz/ton over 4 ft. The No.2 raise produced 198 tons grading 0.435 oz/ton to date. These values and the associated material should contribute significantly to the ore stockpile.
Between January and April, 2005, Bralorne completed 10,569 ft of drilling in the Pioneer Gap. This area represents the junction zone between the old Bralorne mine and the Pioneer mine. The Pioneer Gap is a very promising target and is the location of the 51 adit. It has undergone little exploration work in the property's long history.
Bralorne's property includes the former Bralorne, Pioneer and King mines. Together they produced 4.1 million oz of gold between 1897 and 1971. The company's website is at www.Bralorne.com.